The Onion's Baratunde Thurston points out, social media also provides an opportunity for some great humor and pranking.Social media is supposed to empower users, giving them a platform to communicate more broadly. But as
From live hate-tweeting the premier of the Twilight movies to creating rallies in support of Foursquare mayorships, Thurston addresses some of the "case studies of ridiculousness" that plague - or bless - us online.
Thurston is speaking today at ReadWriteWeb's 2Way Summit on "Creative Exploitation of Social Media from the Swine Flu to The Onion."
We're livestreaming his talk. If you miss it, we'll have videos online later today.